Strange title – I know. But stay with me on this. I want you to to draw a tree, right now if you can and before reading further. Just a single tree however you want to draw it, doesn’t have to be perfect. Once you are done, continue on with this post.
When I was a teenager, I loved to draw a tree. It was always the same tree – no leaves, numerous jagged, reaching branches, and a knot hole on the tree trunk. I drew it so many times, over and over, a little different each time but I just loved to draw it.
I read years ago that when a person draws a tree, it says a lot about them. All I remember from that article was that people who draw the knot hole in the tree trunk tend to have a gaping hole in their life, usually a secret to be hidden. For me that would be the childhood abuse. Well, I came across something regarding this today and wanted to share it. I will share the link to interpret your drawing at the bottom of this post. Here is what my tree says about me:
Size: You are generous to a fault. You tend to take on more than you can.
Line Quality: Indicates you are soft spoken and gentle. May tend to be inconspicuous
Tree Placement: Indicates a down-to-earth person, practical, sensible and reliable.
Detail: You like to immerse yourself in the details of anything you do.
Value: Indicates a serious quality in the person.
Shape: You are contented, stable, satisfied with your life, you also tend to be protective of those close to you.
Base: You are perfectly comfortable when things are spontaneous and you function equally well in any surroundings.
Roots: You draw strength from the person you are today. A base drawn in a straight line indicates you have cut yourself off from the past.
Trunk: Indicates strength. You can stand up in adverse circumstances. You are forgiving. And if the knothole is dark, you tend to be forgiving of others weaknesses, but have a hard time forgiving your own.
Top: You are honest. How things are done is more important to you than the final result.
Well, this was about 90% accurate for me! Who knew drawing a tree could be so introspective. Please try it for your self. Here is the link (start on page 2):